Johannesburg, November 12, 2019. The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) has released details of Vinyls2020 – it’s highly anticipated, 1-day conference that will be hosted specific for the local PVC industry.
According to Adri Spangenberg, CEO of SAVA, the previous Vinyls SA Conference took place in 2017. “In the three years since we hosted our last event, a lot of industry innovation and developments have taken place. The vinyls industry (locally and internationally) has faced and overcome many challenges, but in an ever-evolving market, we need to continue addressing various environmental, health and business issues. We are hoping to create a platform where local role-players can show off their products and where the amazing versatility of vinyls can truly be put on display,” Adri says.
SAVA is confident that the Vinyls2020 Conference will attract delegates representing various sectors of the vinyls industry, including raw material suppliers, manufacturers, recyclers, students, the media and other interested parties.
“Vinyl is used in so many different applications – ranging from water supply and healthcare, to packaging, footwear, building and construction. We are inviting presenters to submit an abstract for delivering an engaging talk that focuses on the innovative use of PVC, recycling or possible end-markets for recycled vinyl products, addressing legacy issues and manufacturing challenges or any new and interesting application using PVC,” Adri expands.
Presentations must be 25 minutes long and allow 5 minutes for questions and answers. Speakers will receive notice of acceptance or rejection of their abstracts by a specially appointed conference committee in order for the programme to be published early in March 2020.
Local presenters will share the stage with international experts from the Global Vinyls Council (GVC) and Vinyls Plus who have also been invited as keynote speakers. A panel discussion will conclude the day’s activities during which pertinent issues that are impacting the industry will be discussed. Ample opportunity will be created for companies to build their brands and grow their businesses through exhibiting their products in the display area, or through coming onboard as sponsors.
“Our aim is to make the Vinyls2020 Conference bigger and better than ever before! Feedback received from delegates who attended our Vinyls conferences during previous years made it clear that there is a need for such an industry-specific event during which the challenges, opportunities and developments impacting the local PVC industry can be addressed. By attending, presenting or exhibiting at the Vinyls2020 Conference, we will pro-actively address PVC related issues and constructively engage with stakeholders and role players in order to create a positive environment for a vibrant and sustainable PVC industry”, Adri concludes.
• Attendance fee for members of SAVA or other industry associations: R1 700 (excluding VAT)
• Attendance fee for non-members of SAVA or other industry associations: R2 300 (excluding VAT)
(Book and pay before 1 May 2020 and enjoy a 10 % early bird discount off registration fees)
• Exhibition space: starting from R5 000.00
• Sponsorships: Platinum Sponsorship (R60 000), Gold Sponsorship (R40 000),
Silver Sponsorship (R30 000), Bronze Sponsorship (R20 000), Other (R5 000)
For more information or to register for the Vinyls2020 conference,
visit www.savinyls.co.za or contact conference organisers via email at Info@savinyls.co.za